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Ripening on the vine

By | June 20, 2002

Polyamines play an important role in fruit ripening by enhancing phytonutrient content, juice quality and vine life.

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A better map of the human genome

By | June 19, 2002

A new map of the human genome has five times higher resolution than previous maps.

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Bending: the rule for IgE

By | June 19, 2002

IgE has an asymmetrically bent conformation that may explain its unique binding kinetics and ability to cause persistent allergic sensitization.

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Cloning ban delayed

By | June 19, 2002

Senator Brownback falters in his latest attempt to regulate human cloning; vote now unlikely before end of year.

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Institutional ethics committees needed

By | June 19, 2002

A seminar this week will call for ethics panels to vet all substantial funding donations, to protect the reputation of academic institutions.

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Obesity signaling pathway

By | June 19, 2002

Inhibition of gastric inhibitory polypeptide signaling prevents obesity in mice.

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LAT signals in T cells

By | June 18, 2002

Blocking LAT signaling by a single tyrosine mutation inhibits T cell development but induces lymphoproliferation.

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Search for a safer smallpox vaccine

By | June 18, 2002

As US officials decide who should get the smallpox vaccine, there's new emphasis on developing a safer vaccine.

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Seven-protein complex initiates clotting

By | June 18, 2002

A seven-protein complex drives blood clotting by initiating actin polymerization in platelets.

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Somatic hypermutation

By | June 18, 2002

Experiments in fibroblasts have identified an enzyme that induces hypermutation resembling the hypermutator of immunoglobulin genes in lymphocytes.

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